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Ft. Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis
PO Box 61104
Ft. Myers, FL 33906
(814) 573-1251 Club President
www.metro-mcgregor.com
1-7 -20 Meeting 

President Lindsey Lenhart called the meeting to order. Attendance total: 31, members-26, other Kiwanis members-4, Bob Kemper/NC, Dick & Julie Boardman/Iowa, Dennis Baugh/VA, guests-1 speaker.  Welcome back everyone after from the holidays. The 50/50 was won by Susan Hornung. 

   

                   January 2nd-Matt Toomey
                    January 26-Jon Wallace
 

  Dennis Baugh, 2020-21 Governor,
  Capital District visited our club  today. 
                                              
DCM
Last call to RSVP for the Division Council Meeting on January 16th. Attending so far are: 
Karen Hurst, Connie Prevatt, Cathy Smith & husband Willis, Linda Petrik. If you are planning on going, let Kim know by noon on January 13. 

Hosted by Ft. Myers Beach Kiwanis Club, time 5:30pm-7:30pm, Chapel by the Sea Community Hall, 100 Chapel St. Fort Myers Beach, 33931  $10 pp, cash bar and raffle/prizes. 
                                                         Service 

Sensory Room Ribbon Cutting-January 16th at Rayma Page. If you are planning on attending please let Kim know by the end of the day Tuesday January 14th. Going so far; Bill Grant (bringing former member Pat Walton and grandson Matthew), Sarah Kuehner and Kim Berghs. Ceremony starts 10:00am, bring photo ID and check in the office. Wear Kiwanis name tag, other details see email 1/7/20. 

BUG recognition at Littleton January 17th at 1pm, volunteers please report at 12:30pm. Who can help Kim? 

BUG recognition  at Orangewood January 23rd  at 8:45am, volunteers please report at 8:15am. Who can help Linda? 

Oasis Reading/Mentoring (Stewart Ross) weekly  at Orangewood  Elementary on Wednesdays  9:30am-10:10am. Please let Stewart know if you can help. Four volunteers are needed each week. Come make a difference! 

MS Support Group(Bill Grant), meets 3rd Thursday of each month at St. Hilary Episcopal Church. 

Literacy Buddy  "Buddies" still welcome. You will be paired with a child (age 3-5). You will get a letter from your child and a few notes from his/her teacher describing the type of book they would like to have. You purchase the book and it goes to your child.   Start by signing up:   https://elcofswfl.org/index.php/elc-literacy-buddy-program/     In the section where it says preferred school write in Metro-McGregor Kiwanis Club. Books are due to the children; Jan 17th (second book) and April 17th, (third book). 
                                             
                                                    SLP's (Service Leadership Programs) 
Aktion Club -(Karen Hurst) at LARC. Meets 2nd Tuesday at 8:30am, year-round. They are collecting bottle caps as well. Bring in clean/used T-shirts for Karen to take as they are making more dog toys. 

CKI Club- at FGCU. (Stewart Ross)  CKI Mentorship-   http://bit.ly/KiwanisMentor

Key Club-(Harris Segel) Collegiate High on FSW campus. 

Builder's Club-(Barbara Hartman, Todd Adams, Ada Trapanese) Cypress Lake Middle. 

K-Kids-(Kim Berghs) Littleton Elementary. Meetings are on Wednesdays at 2:15pm. 
                       Today's Program: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

Our speaker today was Kelly Palmer. BBBS of America was founded in 1904, and has been here locally for 50 years representing 12 counties. The lives of 1,815 children were impacted  in 2018-2019. The concept of BBBS is mentor-based, targeting youth without guidance and resources to connect to a pathway that leads to a productive, rewarding, and financially self-sufficient adulthood. 95% of the students that participated in the program either graduated from high school or were promoted to the next grade. 92% of seniors completing the Beyond School Wall program are continuing their education, joined the military or entered the workforce. To reach Kelly call 239-237- 2624, email kpalmer@bbbssun.org. To learn more visit www.bbbssun.org  Kelly is pictured  (r) with President Lindsey.
                                         BUG Run Fundraiser January 25th
All hands on deck for our annual fundraiser supporting our BUG programs and other children's projects. Volunteers so far are, Chrysten Foley, Bob Adamski, John Klaas, Bill Grant, Ed Ludden, Erin McNulty, Rachel and Matt Toomey, Kim Berghs, Karen Hurst, Barbara Hartman, Lindsey Lenhart, Linda Petrik, Cathy Smith, Brianne Lenhart, Paul Weinstein, Liz Ross, and Todd Adams. 

We still need a someone to pick up the bagels on January 24th and someone to pick up the oranges on January 24th. 

Volunteers report at 6:30am, race begins at 8:00am. If you need to leave before the end of the run please park on Ortiz Ave. Bring a flashlight. It's not to late to recruit runners/walkers. We have several youth clubs coming this year!
   


  Meetings

January 14th- Guardian
ad Litem (GAL), Jessica
Stanfield

January 21st-
Neighborhood Accountabilty Board (NAB)/Lee Gov., Nora
Donato-Hitchcock

January 28th-
Habitat for Humanity, Vince Modarelli

January speaker chair, Connie Prevatt

Board meeting  at Ada's  January
14th at 6pm. 


Where/when we meet: 11:30am on Tuesdays at Shoeless Joe's in the Crowne Plaza, 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers 33907 
          Defining Statement

   "Kiwanis is a global
    organization of volunteers
    dedicated to improving the
    world, one child and one
     community at a time."

   
  Fort Myers Metro-McGregor
               Club Officers
President: Lindsey Lenhart
President-Elect: Cathy Smith
Treasurer: Todd Adams
Secretary: Kim Berghs
Immediate Past President: Rachel Toomey 
    

          Florida Division 19
Lt. Governor -  Tina Pegler. 
TPegler@LFLmail.org

Foundation Trustee-Bruce Boyd 
bdklg12@gmail.com

      
            Florida District 
            www.FLKiwanis.org
    Governor is Allen Yergovich
Governor-Elect is Mary-Lynn Desjariais.

The Florida District, comprised of the more than 240 clubs and over 7,500 Kiwanians within Florida. Florida is one of the largest and most successful districts in Kiwanis International.

        Kiwanis International 
             www.Kiwanis.org

President  is Daniel Vignerom
from Luxembourg.
President-Elect is Arthur Riley, Westminster, Maryland.


 
      "KIDS NEED KIWANIS"
                    Save the Date

BUG Recognition- Littleton (Kim Berghs)
January 17 at 1pm, volunteers 12:30pm. 

BUG Recognition- Orangewood (Linda Petrik)
January 23 at 9:15am, volunteers 8:45am. 

Rayma Page- Sensory Room Ribbon Cutting-
January TBA

Kiwanis' 105th Birthday-January 21st

BUG Run Fundraiser
January 25th, 2020

K-Kids Week   - February 17-21
 

Builder's Club Week - March 16-20

ICON-June 17-20, Indianapolis

DCON-August 13-16, Orlando


       Our club charter date:
              July 23, 1980

Please save year-round...
Aluminum pull tabs for K-Kids for Ronald McDonald House. To Kim during the school year.  Cathy in summer.


Plastic bottle caps to Todd or Karen for Buddy Benches/Aktion Club.


Delicious Dining Discount Book Fundraiser
Todd Adams, Chair
   
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